Ayothaya Floating Market & Elephant Village, Ayutthaya

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Located on an island in the middle of a large pond, Ayothaya Floating Market & Elephant Village boasts over 200 shops selling everything from clothing to food. If you get tired of shopping, rent a paddle boat to explore the pond, or join a boat tour around the island and admire the architecture. This unique shopping experience is right next door to an elephant camp, too, so you can ride one of the gentle giants during your trip or watch them put on a show. Plan your Ayothaya Floating Market & Elephant Village visit and explore what else you can see and do in Ayutthaya using our Ayutthaya vacation route planner.
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  • The floating market wanted 200 beat for foreigners to enter. I was not in the mood to pay. Saw the elephants, they didn't look happy.  more »
  • Big scam, made us to pay 200 baht, to see a floating that market is not a. To eat we order a beer, immediately asked to be paid, and the only we brings the dish we are asked to pay. Go your way
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  • I have a feeling that the market is not a market like a floating market, uses a local person who actually made for tourists to travel. Going elephant ride nearby, so you want to ride elephants may have, and
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  • 200thb for a very short boat ride. You can't even buy anything from the boat, nearly a scam. Just pay 20 thb to get in and walk around. All in all not worth the time
  • 200 baht gets foreigners entrance to market and a 10 minute boat ride before getting off to walk around. Vendors have a mix of reasonable and ridiculous prices. If you don't like the prices, keep walking as the are other vendors with lower prices further in.
  • I went there two times. First time, I was disappointed by the average food and terrible service. Second time, it turned out there's a 200 baht entrance fee. You can take a boat for that and see a show, but it's absolutely not worth it. The show is in Thai and tells Thai stories, so don't expect that you can lough with all the Thais. The market is below other floating markets and the fee is high. Don't go!
  • Absolute disgrace!! Firstly "farang" can't even look inside without having to pay 200baht each. We we're promised a live show and boat ride. The boat ride was nice however the live show was just finishing and at the gate we were told we would get to see another one. This didn't happen, everyone was packing up to go home. So go early if u do want to waste your money. There is no floating markets! There is however a lot of wooden shacks on stilts. They look nice don't get me wrong but there wasn't anything floating. The final nail in the coffin was when we were leaving we had to watch all the elephants being pulled along. The mahout was on the ground with his hooked stick hanging on the elephants ear pulling him along. All elephants had steel chains hanging from there necks where they were obviously going into the shed to be locked up for the night. Not a pleasant sight
  • Free for Thai, B200 for Foreigners. Then you can pay more for expensive food inside. Definitely not worth it.